9-12-year-olds are at a good age to understand humor well. They are confident readers, having graduated to chapter books. It also brings much-needed joy in the present-day stressful life of 4th graders and above. There are plenty of funny books for middle graders available. While the jokes books guarantee an instant laugh, the humourous fictional stories stay with the children longer. Check out some of the funniest childrens’ books and series.
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25 Hilariously Funny Books For 9-12-Year-Olds | Middle Grade
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Funny Story Books
Nick Allen, gets inspired by the interesting stories about the creation of new words. So he decides to call the pen “frindle”. And gets his classmates to use the name. Soon everyone in the neighborhood starts using the name. And the fun starts.
Ages: 9-12 years | Quirky, imaginative funny book
Tom Gates: DogZombies Rule
Read the story about a boy named Tom Gates and his funny and weird family and friends. The story is simple and easy to read. A great book for reluctant readers.
Ages: 9-12 years | Entertaining, easy reading for 9 and above
A Hatful of Dragons
A fun book of witty poems. The characters are cute, silly, and giggle-inducing. A creative and whimsical read with mastery in rhymes. Not only kids, but the entire family would also enjoy it.
Ages: 8-12 years | Funny poems read aloud
What happens when a teacher, Mr. Kermit, gets to teach the worst class of kids in the school. Find out in this laugh riot book. The plot is hilarious and the characters are well-etched.
Ages: 9-12 years | Hilarious middle-grade school story
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever.
25 rib-tickling stories about family written by female writers. Read how a child gets a Tic-Tac stuck up his nose. Or another setting a bathtub on fire.
Ages: 12-14 years | Fun stories for 12 years and above
Read the story about a small boy named Omar. Even though it subtly touches the issues of bullying, racism, etc, it does that in a way appropriate for tweens. It is sure to start a discussion between parents and children.
Ages: 9-12 years | Serious issues handled humorously
The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road
This book is from the popular series The Last Kids on Earth. Jack Sullivan and the gang are furiously searching for the villainous Thrull and his skeleton army.
Ages: 9-12 years | Fun chapter book series
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
The Wayside School has some of the craziest classes in town, especially on the thirtieth floor. This book has 30 stories about teachers and students of this school. The chapters are short, to the point, and hilariously funny. Check the entire Wayside School series.
Ages: 9-12 years | Wacky School stories, Classroom reading
Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Start a Club by Accident
Read about two dogs named Sassy and Waldo, and how they start a club accidentally in the school. With plenty of puns about food, school supplies, 9-12 years olds can relate to the story easily. The entire series is hilarious. The short and simple chapters are suitable for beginner readers.
Ages: 9-12 years | Funny stories with animal characters
I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story
Check out the hilarious middle-grade series – I Funny. Wheelchair-bound middle-schooler, Jamie Grimm dreams of being a standup comedian. A huge crisis arises just ahead of his big competition.
Ages: 9-12 years | Laugh out loud middle school series
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
This popular series by Jeff Kinney needs no introduction. Every 9-12 old can connect to the annoying feelings, school problems, frustrating family and sibling situations.
Ages: 8-12 years | Bestseller comic series
Ivy and Bean
Ivy and Bean are completely opposite of each other and determined not to like the other. But the situation throws them in together. And they end up being friends after all. Read along as they chase a ghost away or become the world’s youngest paleontologists.
Ages: 6-10 years | Humorous bedtime chapter book series
Plants vs. Zombies
Fend of zombie attack along with Dave, Patrice, and others. The entire series is super funny. Tickle your funny bones along with grey cells.
Ages: 8-12 years | Hilarious comic book series
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid
This bestseller is another laugh riot from author Jeff Kenny. Take a peek into the Wimpy Kid world, this time with clueless Rowley. Also, look at Greg from a new point of view. Even 12-year-olds would crack up reading.
Ages: 9-12 years | Witty popular school-kids series
My Weird School Daze
Read hilarious adventure stories of A.J. and gang. Each one is weirder than the other. Read about the kids starting a new school year, football, crazy teachers, friends – things a 4th grader would love.
Ages: 6-10 years | Hilarious school life series
The Quirky Life of Matt
9-year-old Matt is a soccer lover and computer games nerd. Read the quirky way he tries to create messiness to avoid getting teased at school. Or when he and his friends stop theft on his uncle’s farm. Check out this series written by a spunky 6th grader.
Ages: 9-12 years | Humorous
Jokes and More
Would You Rather? For 11 Year Old Kids!
With hundreds of hilarious, clever, and thought-provoking scenarios, this book is sure to be an instant favorite. Let the children ponder on ” Would you rather get chased by one angry sheep or 12 angry squirrels?”.
Ages: 9-12 years | Hilarious would you rather questions
Would You Rather? Made You Think! Edition
160+ age-appropriate questions to make kids think and be creative with answers. The level gets tougher progressively. A perfect companion for road trips, camping, party, and some simple family time.
Ages: 9-12 years | Funny and creative playtime
That’s Gross!: Icky Facts That Will Test Your Gross-Out Factor
If your child finds the slimy, smelly, sticky funny, this is a good choice. You need some serious strength to stomach these grossest facts from National geographic kids. The pictures contribute to the ickiness factor well.
Ages: 8-12 years | Gross facts
Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes, Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Ridiculous Riddles
Which 10-year-old does not like jokes! Silly jokes, known knock jokes, tongue twisters, riddles, and more. The pictures are bright and colorful.
Ages: 7-10 years | Clean funny kids jokes
Pranklopedia: The Funniest, Grossest, Craziest, Not-Mean Pranks on the Planet!
Prank out your siblings, classmates, and family members with this ultimate guide. The pranks are hilarious and not mean. The step-by-step guide with pictures of about 70+ pranks is all your need for some good laughs. Pranking is an art, truly!!
Ages: 7-12 years | Guided kid friendly pranks
Weird But True 1, 350 Outrageous Facts
Did you know dolphins can hear sound underwater from 15 miles away? Or, no one knows the actual color of dinosaurs. Read about many such wacky things. Increase your knowledge with 350 fun facts.
Ages: 8-12 years | Fun informational facts
Silly Jokes for Silly Kids
Make your child a comedy master with these silly jokes. All the jokes are age-appropriate and suitable for classroom narration as well. Giggle time for all.
Ages: 8-12 years | Age-appropriate tween jokes
Dad Jokes for Kids
Perfect jokes for family bonding, especially for some quality father-child time. The themes include school, sports, food, animals, and more. There are also fun activities, teaching kids how to write their own jokes.
Ages: 7-12 years | Dad jokes, fun family time
Unicorns, Mermaids, and Mad Libs
It has 21 fill-in-the-blank stories about whimsical and magical fairies, monsters, centaurs. A favorite for group activity since everyone can contribute to creating silly stories. Or children can play alone and create the stories.
Ages: 9-12 years | Funny Mad Libs for Tweens